Hollywood Genres and Postwar America: Masculinity, Family and Nation in Popular Movies and Film Noir

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American culture after the end of World War II has been characterized by an abiding pessimism most clearly manifested in the film noirs of the period. Mike Chopra-Gant challenges this ""noir and Zeitgeist"" reading and proposes that the view of American cinema and society it develops relies on a retrospective re-imagining of the era, based on the erroneous promotion of selected movies. His vigorous revisionist account of the films and culture of the period also challenges traditional approaches to genre, to masculinity and ...

Hollywood Genres and Postwar America: Masculinity, Family and Nation in Popular Movies and Film Noir 2005, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781850438380

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